Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry was playing on an ailing knee toward the end of the season and into the playoffs. Following the end of the Celtics’ campaign, Terry underwent an arthroscopic procedure to remove plica from his left knee, according to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald.
Plica is described as an extension of the protective synovial capsule of the knee, and can become irritated, enlarged, or inflamed if caught between the patella and the femur, according to Murphy.
President Danny Ainge said that Terry – who has since resumed running on a treadmill – is doing great. He added that he believes the knee issue was “bothering” him toward the end of the season.
Terry played 79 games for the Celtics this season, averaging 10.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 26.9 minutes played per game. He upped his scoring a bit in the playoffs, averaging 12.0 points per game over six contests while shooting over 44 percent from three-point range.